- a discoloration due to extravasation of blood, as in a bruise.
Origin of ecchymosis
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Ecchymoses of the muscular substance are met with occasionally.
Blood spots (or ecchymoses) are also found on the heart and lungs.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Purpura papulosa (lichen lividus, Willan) is a form of purpura where, in the midst of ecchymoses, livid papules appear.
Ecchymoses may be present in large number, with exudates of false membrane, which Beaumont describes as aphthous.
Ecchymoses of rather small size are distributed over the stomach and intestines.
- discoloration of the skin through bruising
C16: from New Latin, from Greek ekkhumōsis, from ekkhumousthai to pour out, from khumos juice
- The passage of blood from ruptured blood vessels into subcutaneous tissue, marked by a purple discoloration of the skin.